2010 UWC Samos 'Nectar', Muscat Blanc, Samos
Naturally Sweet White Wine from sun-dried grapes, Muscat Blanc 100%, Appellation Samos (PDO), 6 years in barrel, Vintage 2010, Alc.14% by Vol., Long ageing potential, Production: 12.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 500ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
2017, 90 pts, Decanter WWA UK, vintage 2010.
2015, Gold, China Wine Awards, Vintage 2011.
2015, Gold, Texsom IWA, USA, vintage 2010.
Deep amber color is complemented by attractive orange hints, nose of ageing aromas, brings sun-drenched raisins, while its first mouth reserves the right to an unqualified freshness that may clinch the leading role for this wine on the table. Overall, a strong and harmonious bouquet ably assisted by the noble aromas of walnut, with a particularly lingering aftertaste of smoke, incense and macaroons.
Nectar demands the intimate company of a hefty sweet and sour dishes, such as wild boar roasted with quinces or duck à l’orange. Needless to say, Greek traditional honeyed desserts such as baklava and walnut cake are friends of long standing to this wine.
Served at 8 - 10 °C.
The semi-mountainous small-terraced vineyards of Samos Island, Aegean.
Altitude: 100-800m. Soil: sandy clay.
Harvest: Mid-August to late September.
Yield: 40-50 hl/he.
Age of vines: Over 50 years.
Derived from sun-dried grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for a period of about 3 weeks. Maturation in oak barrels over a period of 6 years. Acidity: 5.8 g/L TA, pH: 3.60, Residual sugar: 150.0 g/L.